Nigerian Army corporal arrested for stealing 602 rounds of ammunition in Borno

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Maiduguri, in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force in the state, reportedly arrested him with 602 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition.

The Nigerian Army has arrested a soldier identified as Corporal Francis Bako for allegedly stealing ammunition in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria.

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Maiduguri, in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force in the state, reportedly arrested him with 602 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition.

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Citing military sources, Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad region, in a post on his X account (formerly Twitter), said the suspect was arrested at Kano Motor Park, Maiduguri, following a tip-off. .

The soldier was reportedly on his way to Kaduna when he was accosted.

When Bako was searched, he was found to be in possession of 602 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition.

He has been handed over to military authorities and is now in military custody.